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Problems installing Turbo Tax 2008 with Windows XP Home Edition

I keep getting a message about not meeting requirements. It states that I need service pack 2. Is there a free download to fix this problem? I am not real familiar with computer programs so of course I need some help.


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  • rita_anzaldu Dec 22, 2008

    i will try it thanks for your help


  • cd0105 Jan 30, 2009

    TT installation quits after checking prerequisites. No error message, nothing. Tried everything per TT support website and nothing works. They,TT, say it's a Microsoft issue. I say it's their issue. There are hundreds of people having trouble installing 2008. As a TT user since 2002 my disk is being returned for a refund and I will using another software.

  • lknight15 Jan 31, 2009

    I ahve exactlky the same experience as CD105 and also have used TT since 2002 with no problem. . TT told me i need administrator rights..which I have. I got a refund, did lots of maintenence etc on my computer, bought a new TT disk, tried again, it still does nothing aftr checking requirements. Hope someone's got a solution.

  • tdickey Feb 19, 2009

    Yeah, first I had to get more RAM memory, now it says I need service pack 2. bummer

  • tmassie Feb 25, 2009

    keep getting the message: doesnt meet minumun requirements for serv. pack 2. downloaded sp2 and all other upgrades that were available. still cant load turbo tax.??

  • euram Mar 01, 2009

    TurboTax will not install, pack 2 required; download RegCure but now I need to pay to register. I though download was free.

  • lillouise Mar 03, 2009

    I attempted to load Turbo Tax 2008 and received the message "get pack 2"

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    I was able to install turbo tax 2008 for xp but I am now getting error message that I need msxml3 component service pak 7. Very frustrated as I have tried to get info to fix this. went to microsoft site, thought I had installed it, but same msg keeps coming up when I try to go forward with tax return.


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On Turbo Tax 2009, the on demand tax information pop up windows appears, butthere is no type inside it...It is like the font is invisible....Help...any ideas out there?

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In my case I have Windows XP home edition, SP3. I was having problem with .Net v.2.
I couldn't open or re-install Turbotax 2008.

This is what I did:
1. Go to C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework.
2. Rename the folder v2.0.50727, which is .Net v.2
3. Click on Windows Update under Tools tab in Internet Explorer and install .Net 3.5
4. After you restart, you shouldn't have any problem to open it or to install it.

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Go to "Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable"
Solved my problem, Turbotax 2008 installed.

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Go to Microsoft update and you will see on the page everything you need to know God Bless You Greg

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    Greg Wilkins Dec 22, 2008

    Your very welcome Rita God Bless You


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